On October 5, the President signed into law H.R. 302, which contains the Disaster Recovery Reform Act (DRRA) of 2018 (DRRA). The DRRA modifies several Federal Emergency Management Administration (FEMA) programs to better assist state and local disaster mitigation, preparedness and recovery efforts.
NACo has released an in-depth analysis of impacts the DRRA could have on counties. The legislation places a heavy emphasis on improving pre-disaster mitigation, reforming federal disaster recovery assistance and developing disaster preparedness guidance and training. To read more about the DRRA passage, please click here.
FEMA is actively working to implement approximately 60 reforms over the next year. This analysis is part of NACo’s ongoing advocacy to help strengthen federal support for county agencies on the frontlines of our nation’s response to emergencies and disasters. NACo will work closely with FEMA as they implement the program reforms outlined in this analysis.